At least five economics courses, along with the mathematics courses, as described below, are required for the minor, and there are two minor “tracks”:
The Minor in General Economics: Econ 1011, 1021, 4011, 4021 and one additional elective having at least Econ 1011 and/or 1021 as a prerequisite.
The Minor in Applied Microeconomics: Econ 1011, 1021, 4011, one elective having Econ 4011 as a prerequisite, and one elective having at least Econ 1011 and/or 1021 as a prerequisite.
In addition to the courses listed above, both tracks of the minor require the completion of:
- Math 132 (Calculus II). Math 132 is a prerequisite for Econ 4011.
- Econ 493 (Mathematical Economics, a 1-credit, 5-week course), to be taken concurrently with Econ 4011. (Majors may instead complete Math 233 – Calculus III, again, prior to, or concurrently with, Econ 4011.)
All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a C- or better must be received in each course in order to obtain credit toward the major.
The Undergraduate Guide contains much more detail about the minor requirements, including: a discussion of AP credit; the policy regarding transfer credit for courses taken outside of the Economics department; and suggestions for incorporating study abroad into the minor requirements. Minors are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Undergraduate Guide and to consult, as needed, with their minor advisor. Those interested in learning more about the minor are welcomed and encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Academic Coordinator. (WUSTL key login; password = petersen)